Being the good catholic girl that I am (kidding) I went to church today. I do enjoy going, seeing if the message will reach me, praying and my favorite part is shaking hands with everyone and saying “peace be with you”. I just think there is something special about having contact with a complete stranger, smiling at them and saying peace. Today I got chills when I walked in and heard the choir’s angelic voices. It felt good, but then I got bored. It was hard to focus. My mind kept going to what I had to pick up at the grocery store in the afternoon and what I was going to do the rest of the day etc. I kept on telling my self to “focus on the present”, “hear the message and reflect on what the priest is saying”. Sometimes it comes natural and it feels like the message was meant for me and I love those times. When I don’t really get much out of the message I think maybe somebody else in church needs to hear it more than I do. I know..I know.. I really shouldn’t expect to receive but to give…like in prayers. But it always feels good when I sense a strong spiritual connection to God while in Church.
Many times I say Yoga is my religion. And I say this because Yoga is very spiritual for me. I am always in the present, my mind is always in the room and focused on what I’m doing. Mainly because if I don’t I would likely tip over onto someone else’s mat. Either way the instructors also have a message they share with us and they give us time to reflect and look within. Sometimes I even feel like God is standing next to me, letting me know that I will always have someone to depend on, someone that will always be there for me no matter how tough life gets and what challenges are put in front of me. If I try a headstand and fall, he’s not going to let me die but maybe just get hurt a little bit. I cherish those moments too.
I think life is more meaningful with a sense of spirituality. Wherever you can feel closest to your higher being, it doesn’t have to be part of an organized religion or in a church. It can be in a yoga class or on a soccer field. For me…I’m just glad to have found it.
Dios te bendiga y Namaste